Author Talk and Reception
Poitras will be discussing the book, revealing a few surprises, and debating his conclusions. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and Jacques will be pleased to sign your copy.
Goose Lane Editions – “Jacques’ research and literary talents present a sterling historical and present-day account of the New Brunswick/Maine border. Imaginary Line presents the area as a microcosm of Canada/U.S. relations, as politicians and corporations try to influence and alter the shape and permeance of the border. Poitras goes behind the headlines and reveals the communities that have been fractured apart by political machinations, giving us a complete look at a border that is sometimes very difficult to find.”
Jacques Poitras – “My newest book, Imaginary Line: Life on an Unfinished Border, was published by Goose Lane Editions in September 2011. It tells the story of the international border between the province of New Brunswick and the state of Maine, the oldest section of the line dividing Canada and the United States. The book will take the reader on a journey from one end of the boundary to the other, recounting how the drawing and the enforcement of the border has affected the people and communities along it.”